Theres more to plucky Emmerdale vicar Harriet Finch than meets the eye, thats always been clear. Aside from her parish duties, she has been known to take risks such as using her police contacts to bend the rules for those in need while also engaging in some extra curricular vestuary time with bad boy Cain Dingle.
But while Harriet is pretty unorthodox as vicars go, there is still a lot to learn about her background and after it was recently hinted that her past would come back to haunt her at the end of this year, fans have been waiting eagerly for information on whats to come.
The wait seems to be over as it transpires that returning Dawn, the drug addict who recently befriended Ross Barton when he was at his lowest ebb, is connected to Harriet. But what links the two women – and can Harriet save Dawn from the brink?
A source told Inside Soap: Its all very mysterious. Harriet keeps her cards close to her chest, While we know she used to be a police officer, her past is a closed book. So is she just looking out for one of the flock by trying to find Dawn?
Or might it be something from Harriets former life that prompts her desperate search?
Either way, it looks like its going to be a turbulent time for the much loved local. And perhaps this time round, she might need the support of others rather than acting as a rock for everyone else.
Other major Christmas plotlines on the horizon include a wedding for the Dingles, fresh sparks for the inappropriate relationship between Maya Stepney and Jacob Gallagher and a devastating time on the horizon for Bob Hope as he hits rock bottom.
If everyone has a miserable Christmas, it looks like Harriet will be busier than ever holding her flock together while dealing with her own turmoil!